Events > Women's International Networking Programme 2023/2024

Are you a female founder, leader or executive looking for the next step in your business journey?

Introducing the Women’s International Network (WIN Programme). 

Imagine a world where female-led businesses soar to new heights, where opportunities are boundless, and your success knows no limits.

WIN is a movement poised to revolutionise the business landscape for female entrepreneurs like you. We're here to shatter barriers, embrace opportunities, and empower you to take your business to extraordinary heights. 

What does the programme offer?



Receive tailored support: We understand the unique challenges you face, from funding to balancing family care. We're here to find ways to overcome them with you.   


Unleash your potential: Discover how to access overseas markets, bridge the influence gap and propel your business further and faster through virtual training, business mentoring and panel discussions.


Connect and grow: Join a closed network of trailblazing female entrepreneurs to share insights, learn from each other, and build lasting connections that fuel your success.  


Take it to the next level: Our programme concludes with an opportunity to join a trade mission. This will allow you to put learning into practice and make it start to happen for your business.

What if you can't make the trade mission?

Don't worry! We know not everyone will join the mission for numerous reasons, personal to you and your business, but your journey continues within the Women's International Network – your WIN cohort. This cohort will feed into future cohorts and so the learning and the networking and scaling of businesses will continually evolve. It’s all very exciting and we’d love for you to join us.

Ready to embrace the WINning mindset? Your journey starts here. 

Current programme - LIVE for companies based in the North of England

14 November 2023 - 8 March 2024


Welcome to the WIN Programme (In-person)
Tuesday 14 November 2023, 12:00 - 14:00
The Knowledge Exchange, Leeds Beckett University

Accessing Funding and Investment (Virtual)
Tuesday 12 December 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Perfecting Your 60-Second Pitch (Virtual)
Thursday 8 February 2024, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Trade Mission to the USA (In-person)
Monday 4 – Friday 8 March 2024
Indianapolis and Chicago, USA

Closing the Influence Gap (Virtual)
Thursday 23 November 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Cohort Led Session (Virtual)
Tuesday 16 January 2024, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Pre-Mission Briefing (Virtual)
Thursday 22 February 2024, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Key partners

We have gathered highly respected professionals in the industry who empower women in their careers and can provide practical strategies you can draw on to tackle challenging conversations and decisions.

Why a programme just for women?

Studies, like the 2019 Review of Female Entrepreneurship commissioned by HM Treasury, have revealed a stark reality - far less female-owned and led businesses export than male led ones.

And, if women scaled businesses at the same rate as men, up to £250bn of new value could be added to the UK economy. That's a staggering amount of untapped potential - and it's waiting for you! 

Terms and Conditions

This is a pilot programme based in and funded by the Northern Powerhouse, initially supporting companies based in the North of England only. Expressions of interest from other regions will be added to our internal database of interested women and notifed when the programme becomes available in that area.

The fee to join this programme has been exclusively subsidised. This includes access to all UK and overseas activities. Flights, accomodation and sustenance are not included. Discounted flight and accomodation rates may be available.

This programme is available to one individual per company and we reserve the right to decline applications for participation. Participants are expected to attend all workshops.

Highlights from 2022/23


Ready to embrace the WINning mindset? Apply today.